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Optical Engineering

Efficient neighbor channel reservation for contention resolution in optical burst-switched networks
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Paper Abstract

We propose a different reflection-based technique, named efficient neighbor channel reservation, where a contending burst is reflected from a suitable neighbor node and then resumes its original path. Our proposed scheme does not use any extra hardware and addresses several limitations of other schemes including: (a) eliminating the use of bulky fiber delay lines, (b) avoiding complexity required with burst segmentation, (c) preventing resource wastage that occurs with prereservation schemes, and (d) preventing loop formation inherent in most deflection routing schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2013
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(8) 080501 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.8.080501
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Alam Jan, National Univ. of Sciences and Technology (Pakistan)
Khurram Aziz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (Pakistan)
Samee U. Khan, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)


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